THE.STRAND THEAITR PROGRAM
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, AUGUST
18 & 19. ETHEL CLAYTON IN “THE
SATURDAY, August 20.—White Horse
man. Diamond Queen. Comedy.
BOND ELECTION NEXT WEEK
$50,000,00 AMOUNT TO BE ISSUED WHICH
WILL BE CIRCULATED IN THE COUNTY
WILL AID IN STIMULATING BUSINESS
MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION AND
VOTERS SHOULD EXPRESS
j Friday of next week, August 26th,
the county of Barrow will be called
on to vote on the question of bonds for
finishing the courthouse and paying the
debts that have accumulated on the
building. It is a most important ques
tion and our people should express
themselves on it.
Those who stay at home will really
vote against bonds. If the bonds fail
to carry it will be necessary to levy
a heavy tax on the people of the coun
ty this fall, and our people are in no
shape to pay heavy taxes this year.
Don’t forget the day, Friday, Au
gust 26th. Go out and vote.
MORE THAN FIVE
MILLION FORD CARS
. The king Motor Cos., of this city,
sold this week a Ford Touring Car
No. 5,187,509, which shows there have
been sold over five millions Ford cars,
since the Ford plant began turning out
cars. This is an indication of the
great popularity of these well known
Officials of The Method
ist Church in Meeting
A joint meeting OH the official Board
of the Methodist church, with the
building committee, was held Tuesday
night at the Parsonage. Amid great
enthusiasm, propositions were made by
members of the Board which, it is be
lieved will soon bring the work to
completion. The nature of this offer
lias not been made public, but a meet
ing of the entire congregation has been
called for next Sunday morning, in
order to work out the details of the
plan. It is realized that in spite of
financial conditions that the work must
p,, completed before the coming of the
* winter season, and the congregation is
taking heroic measures to overcome the
difficulties which were brought about
through no fault of their own.
R. B. RUSSELL, JR.
Representative Richard Brevard
Russell, Jr., of Barrow, is the talented
namesake of a distinguished Georgian.
The genius of the jurist is most bright
ly reflected in this popular member of
' the House. He is sparkling and fer
vent. He is unmarried, but the twen
ty-fourth summers has not yet passed.
rer. his head and as he has the per
suasive charm which few women can
resist, he may soon be beard saying
“With this ring 1 tliee wed with my
body I thee worship, and with all my
world’s goods I thee endow. * Macon
Revival services closed at febenezer
church last Sunday with an addition of
43 to the church by batisrn, and one
This is one of the best churches in the
Mulberry Association and has a mem
bership of 375. Rev. \V. E. Moore is
the pastor of this church. He had
no assistance save local help but God
wonderfully blessed him and he is very
grateful to Him for this meeting.
Mr. J. P. Cash, of Winder, and Miss
Susie Eubanks, State W. M. U. worker,
will be at Bethlehem Baptist church
next Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. A
cordial welcome is extended to every
body to be present.
Dr. D. J. Gauntt, Veter
inary Surgeon Here.
Pr. P. J. Gauntt has located in Win
kler for the practice of his profession,
’ that of veterinary surgeon. He comes
finely recommended and we feel sure
he will be successful in this city.
Site UHnDct Meins,
AND THE BARROW TIMES
2 WAR VETERANS
BE BURIED SUNDAY
Private Albert Austin, who was kill
ed in France, October 13, 191S, was
brought back and will be buried next
Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Chap
el church cemetery. He was the son
of Mr. E. M. Austin of Carl. Albert was
a member of the old Winder Guard Cos.
Also at the same time there will be
buried the body of Veteran Jewel H.
Hanson, who was brought back from
France at the same time as that of
young Austin. Young Hanson’s body
will be buried also at Chapel church
at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Jewel
Hanson was the son of Mr. Robt. F.
Hanson, of Hoschton, Route 3.
Both young men had hundreds of
friends in this section who will at
tend the burial exercises at Chapel on
next Sunday afternoon.
A free moving picture will be given
by representatives of the Ford Motor
Cos., assisted by county agent, A. D.
Robertson, in Winder next Friday
night, August 19th, at 8 o’clock, and
again on Saturday morning, August
20, at 10 o’clock for tlje purpose of
showing to the farmers and business
men the value of proper preparation
of laud. These pictures will la- high
ly entertaining and instructive and ev
ery farmer and business man in this
section should see them. They will
cost you nothing.
Have Leased Smith-Ca
ritkers Corner on Broad
The Williams-Thompson Cos. have
leased the old Smith-Carithers corner
Broad and Athens streets, now occu
pied by Autry-House & Cos. This is
the first brick house built in Jug Tav
ern and is probably tlie best known
store in tills county.
Autry-Hcr.se A Cos. will occupy the
room next adjoining on the side and
See their advertisement next week.
On tlie first Sunday in August, the
Maffett-Gunter reunion was held at
Rock Springs church, one mile from
W. I. Woodward’s mill in Gwinnett
county, seven miles west of Lawrence
ville. The dinner was spread in the
grove at the church and quite a large
number of these well known families
vere present and enjoyed the many
good things to tat. A watermelon cut
ting was enjoyed later in the afternoon.
Among those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Myrtiee Maffett and children, of
Flowery Branch, Mrs. Will Wilson
anil children, of Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs.
McHugh, of Buford, Mr. and Mrs. Les
,er Brogdon, of Buford, Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Gunter and family, of Lawrence
ville; Miss Vera Gunter, of Lawrence
ville; Mr. H. M. Gunter, of Pitts, Ga.:
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Maffett and chil
dren, of Lawrenceville; Mr. and Mrs.
Gunter, Mr. .1. E. Stewart and family,
of Winder; Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Grif
feth and daughters, of Winder; Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Gunter, of Atlanta;
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Nichols, of Winder;
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Bailey, of Gloster
and many others including grandchil
dren and friends.
It was a most enjoyable occasion
whic is held every first Sunday in Au
gust annually.—Mrs. D. W. Maffett.
Mrs. F. E. Blasingnme, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Williams, was op
erated on last Monday at Davis-Fisch
er Sanitarium, Atlanta, having her
tonsils and adenoids removed. The
operation was successful and Mrs.
Blasingame was taken to her apart
ments 61 McLendon street on Tuesday
Winder, Barrow County, Georgia, Thursday, August 18, 1921.
BILL IS SIGNED
The Bible reading bill, requir
ing a chapter of the Bible to be
read daily in the public schools
of Georgia, as passed by the re
cent General Assembly, was sign
ed by Governor Hardwick late
Tuesday. With the signature,
the measure becomes a law, and
the practice of Bible reading will
commence with the fall term in
SCHOOLS OPEN SEP
TEMBER THE FIRST
Everything is now" being made x’eady
for the opening of the public schools
of the city on Thursday, September Ist.
The buildings are being cleaned and
renovated before the opening and ev
erything points to the banner year in
our educational work.
On Tuesday evening, August 30th, a
“Community Night” is being planned
at the auditorium, and it is hoped to
have every parent present at this meet
ing. All the teachers will have arrived
and will be present on the ocasion. It
will be a fine opportunity for you to
'meet the new teaehers and for them to
Miss White, the new expression teach
er, will have a prominent part on the
program ; also Miss Cotter, the new mu
sic teacher. There will he good music,
good pictures and slides, community
singing, a real educational address by
a prominent educational leader in our
Come, have a good time, enjoy the
program, and get some of the real spir
it that we need in order that you may
help us through the school year.
Don’t forget the time, Tuesday, Au
j Pupils who have been attending the
Mill school will lie expected to continue
thru this fall. Others who have mov
ed into that section of the town will
also patronize this school. is
necessary on account of the congested
condition s at the High school building.
By order of the Board of Education.
L. S. RADFORI), Pres.
C. O. NIBLACK, Sec.
North Ga. Trust &
The North Georgia Trust and Bank
ing <’o. is one of Winder’s strong and
progressive institutions. It is man
aged in such a way as to reflect cred
it on its officials. Read the advertise
ment that appears in this issue of the
News. This lias been a hard year on
hanks on account of the large amount
of notes carried over, but the North
Georgia Trust & Banking Go., togeth
er with the other banks of Winder,
have come through admirably and
have taken care of their customers in
Had Pleasant Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Camp have
just returned from a six hundred mile
motor trip through the North and
South Carolina mountains. They
spoilt one day at Greenville, several
days at Caesar’s Head, one day at Hen
dersonville, one at Columbia and one
at Augusta, returning by way of Wash
ington, Ga. The entire trip was made
without a puncture or blowout.
The Bible school will meet at 10:15
a. m. All are invited.
At 11:20 a. m. Mrs. B. O. Miller, of
Atlanta, who represents the Woman's
Society for Georgia Missions will be
present and speak.
There will be no night service.
Minister, Strtnle.v R. Grubb.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. B. Parham announce
the birth of a son on August 18.
Mr. Claude Mayne spent Tuesday in
SOME OF THE THINGS THE 1921 GEORGIA
LEGISLATURE DID WHICH JUST CLOSED
Feature legislation marking the ses
sion of the 1921 general assembly,
which came to a close Wednesday of
last week, follows:
Passage of the general tax act, car
special appropriation bills totaling ap
Passage of te general tax act, car
rying a total revenue of approximately
Adoption of Western and Atlantic
funding plan, providing $2,500,000 for
immediate use of the state.
Imposition of a tax of $2,500 on grand
Adoption of a tax of 4 cents per
pound on carbolic gas 'and 1 per cent
on gross wholesale sales of fountain
Removal of disabilities of women.
Increase of tax on fertilizer tags
from 10 to 30 cents.
Sanctioning of lease of governor's
mansion for fifty years. No provision
for new home of chief executive made.
Reduction of 10 per cent in appro
priations for all institutions of higher
education, bringing Tech's fund from
$125,000 to $112,000 with a deficiency
fund of $29,479. The University of
Georgia's appropriation, under this sys
THE STORY ABOUT PENSION LAWS AND
WHERE THE STATE’S TAX MONEY GOES.
James A. Holloman has an inter
esting story in the Atlanta Constitu
tion, of last Saturday, about “Pen
sions,” which shows tlie development
of this subject from its beginning. We
i make some extracts from tiiis story
j for the information of our readers.
There is a great deal of confusion
I in the public mind, why, with the roll
jof confederate veterans rapidly di
minishing, the pension obligations of
the state in 1919, just two years ago,
was only $1,236,928.58, whereas in
1921, the sum amounted to $2,101,928,
and estimated for 1922 at $2,800,000,
and for 1924, at $2,400,000.
Tlie first pension law was effective
in 1879, and an appiVpriation was
made at that time of $70,580 to be paid
annually for live years. This was to
buy artificial limbs for all soldiers that
had lost an arm Oy leg in the civil
In 18S9, disabled and diseased sol
diers were pensioned for S6O per year.
There were about 3,000 on the roll at
that time and the pension bill was
$185,000* per year.
In 1893, the widows of disabled and
diseased soldiers were included, and
the amount jumped to $429,080. The
total pension list at this time amount
ed to 7,290.
In 1896, indigent soldiers were in
cluded and the list ran up to 9,296 with
i pay roll of $545,440.
In BM)2, indigent widows were in
cluded and this ran the list up to 13,-
975 aiid $822,695 was tlie amount dis
In 1008, all soldiers and widows of
all soldiers who were maimed prior to
1870, who were worth less than .SISOO
were included. The roll reached 15,-
000 and in 1012 it reached 10.972. The
amount reached .$1,000,000 in 1908, and
$1,170,334 in 1012.
In 1915, the amount of the pensions
were increased .$lO per year for four
years, bringing each pension up to
SIOO in 1919.
In 1919, the pension laws were radi
cally amended to include all soldiers
rich and poor, and their 'widows who
were married prior to 1881. The
amount of each pension was increas
ed .$25 per year for four years and
thereafter to be S2OO per year.
The roll now amounts to 16,550 with
an expenditure in 1921 of $2,101,928.
It will be $2,400,000 in 1924.
All property fpialiflications have
been removed and there are scores of
millionaires, both men and women,
drawing pensions from the state. It
has been suggested that the sons and
daughters of confederate soldiers be
placed on the roll.
As to the status of the state treas
ury, the common schools get one-half
of the income of the state, the pension
ers one-fourth, and all other institu
tions the other one-fourth. This in
cludes the university, africultural col
lege, Georgia Tech, twelve district
tem, will be reduced from $95,000 to
Increase from $67,000 to $81,431 in
state board of health appropriation.
Other highlights during the session
Probe of state highway department,
resulting in tiling of a majority report
which exonerated the department and
praised its officials highly.
Defeat of effort to abolish tax equali
zation law in the 1921 session.
Fight agricultural department,
led by Senator L. €. Brown and Mr.
Brown’s refusal to appear before the
agricultural committee and sustain
Committee reports scoring conditions
at state farm, motion to institute rig
-1 investigation being lost in house.
Defeat of the proposed income tax
and appointment of commission to
tndy the question and report next
Continuance of department of ar
chives and history and board of pub
Failure of opponents of farm demon
stration to secure abolition of state ap
propriation to meet Smith-Lever fund.
Barrow County Sunday
A county-wide attendance contest
has been organized in connection with
the approaching Barrow Cos. Sunday
school convention to be held at the
Baptist church, Statham, on August 31.
At this convention an attractive ban
ner will he publicly awarded to the
Sunday school having the largest num
ber of delegates in proportion to the
distance traveled. Under this play,
ten delegates coming ten miles each to
the convention count tlie same as twen
fy delegates traveling only five miles
each, thus making it fair for all, both
near and far.
The banner becomes the property of
the Sunday school winning it, and may
i>c taken home for permanent display in
the Sunday school room.
Meeting at Bethlehem
M. E. Church Closed
Rev. J. B. Gresham, the pastor, clos
ed a splendid meeting last Sunday at
the Bethlehem Methodist church. The
pastor did tlie preaheing and large
audiences attended the services. Elev
en were received into the fellowship of
the church last Sunday morning.
Sunday, August 21.
10:15 a. in. Tlie Bible school of the
church. Only two more summer Sun
days remain and the school is working
to keep well over the 300 attendance
go/TI for the Vacation period. Watch
for announcements of the great fall
campaign, to begin the first Sunday in
11:30 a. m. Morning worship. Short
sermon by Che pastor, followed by
church conference, t is hoped that ev
ery member of the congregation will
8:30 p. ra. Twenty minutes sermon
tiy the pastor. Subject, “Back to the
House of the Father.”
Solo "The Prodigal Son,” Come and
join in the great opening song service.
You are a stranger only once at the
“Church with the hearty welcome.”
L. Wilkie Collins, Pastor.
Rev. Roscoe Burell will conduct ser
vices next Sunday at 11 o’clock a. m.,
August 21, about 3 miles west of Bras
elton, Ga. Everybody who can do so,
come out and hear him.
schools, various normal colleges,
schools for the blind, deaf, dumb, fee
ble-minded, etc., all eleemosynary and
corrective institutions, the various de
partments of government from the ex
ecutive down including legislative and
Judicial. These get one-fourth of the
THE STRAND THEATER PROGRAM
MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AUGUST
22 & 23. WILLIAM. S. HART, in
Wednesday, August 24th.—THEATRE
$250,000 FOR FOOD
BE RAISED AT HOME
Interesting Statistics Which Show Too
Much Money Going Out of the
Below we publish some interesting
statistics in regard to the food prod
ucts that are shipped into Barrow
county, every hit of which can be rais
ed right here in our section. About
$250,000.00 has been sent out of this
county in the last year for things that
grow well in Barrow county. This
amount of| money could be kept right
here nt home and would go a long way
towards helping us get on our feet
We have received the following fig
ures from the Seaboard agency at this
place. These figures apply to past
104,000 lbs. meat worth $20,800
7825 barrels of flour 93,000
312,000 lbs Feed 2 8,580
313 tons hay 15.650
52,000 lbs lard 13,000
156,000 lbs potatoes ".300
832,000 lbs oats 20,800
Other points in county 36,106
Total - $215,736
The above figures represent the
amount of food stuff shipped into tlie
county over the Seaboard railroad
alone. Large quantities came into the
countv by way of tlie Gainesville Mid
land railroad and by trucks.
We are safe in saying that Barrow
county had shipped into its midst $250,-
000-worth of foodstuff that we can grow
right here in profitable quantities. Tiiis
is equal to about one-fourth of the val
ue of tlie cotton crop produced by tlie
county. We can reduce our cotton
crop one-fourth, plant this acreage in
foodstuff and supply our own needs.
We can beat the boll weevil to some
extent tills way.
We are publishing the above figures;
to show there is a market here in Win
der and the other towns of Barrow
county for food products that can be
grown here profitably. Every farmer
can grow his own wheat and hn\e a
little to sell to the towns. The same
is true of meat, hay, lard, vegetables,
We must shake ourselves, take cour
age and go to it. There is no place
in God’s world for the faint-hearted
- T >~-J
Georgia Federation v
Of Women’s Clubs
Our President, Mrs. J. E. Hays, is
very desirous of having the Federation
endorse a song that can he submitted
jto the Legislature for adoption, and
| that wll be known as “The Georgia
She has asked me to announce to
you that a contest for the selection of
lids song is now open, and we hope
that you will encourage someone In
your ciry to take advantage of this in
teresting opportunity to compose a
.song that will last forever and bring
to them lasting fame.
The contest will be conducted under
the following rules:
1. Tlie contest for tlie composition
of a state song is open to any person
born in Georgia.
2. Tlie words and music may lie
written by one person, or two persons
3. The words of the song should be
ypically suggestive of the natural beau
ties peculiar to the State.
4. The song may consist of three
verses (8 lines if possible! or two vers
es (8 lines) and chorus.
5. Four copies of the completed song
must be sent to Mrs. W. P. Bailey, 212
Hall street. West, Savannah. Ga., by
Setember 15, for the use of the judges.
6. Five competent judges from dif
ferent parts of the state will select the
best three songs from those submitted.
7. These songs will be sung by a se
lected chorus at the State Convention
which will be held In Savannah, Ga.,
November 8. 9, and 10, and will be vot
ed on by the delegates assembled in
Very truly yours,
(Mrs. W. P.) S. L. Bailey.
State Chairman of Music, G. F. W. C.
D. A. R. MEETING
The regular meeting of the D, A. R.
will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd,
at the home of Mrs. L. S .Radford, at
5:30 p. m.